SALT Basics

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The Mission of SALT

The Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) is the Spirit-led social justice ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University in which students from all walks of life come together in community to embody the Christian call to be the "salt of the earth" (Matt. 5:13). SALT helps students develop a passion and practice of social action. SALTers  reflect God’s love for people by cultivating the skills of community organizing, awareness raising, and fund development. SALTers are equipped to lead lives of social justice and serve as agents for positive change in their communities. 

Every year, the Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University selects one project for which to raise money, the World Relief Campaign. This is in addition to numerous activities done locally which generate hundreds of volunteer hours by students and benefit the Valparaiso area. SALT is involved in local volunteering, spring break service trips and church-based community organizing.


Get involved

Meetings are Tuesday evenings at 9:30 p.m. when classes are in session. Meetings take place at the Harre Union. Like us on Facebook to keep up with our events.

You can join SALT’s list serv by sending an email to Leave the subject line blank and type the message “subscribe salt-l” in the body of the message. The character after the hyphen is an “L”.

World Relief Campaign 2015!

Campaign Summary
For the 30th anniversary of the World Relief Campaign, the Social Action Leadership Team is partnering with A Leg To Stand On to bring mobility to 400 children in Afghanistan by providing Prosthetic Limbs, Orthotic Devices, Mobility Aids, and Prosthetic and Orthotic Repairs & Adjustments. By helping these children gain movement, we are giving them the potential to achieve mobility, in all aspects of life, which can lead to equality and justice. Join SALT in bringing mobility to children who are in great need through The 400 Movement.

Color 4 a Cause Run 

SALT's final event for the World Relief Campaign is the annual Color 4 a Cause Run, on campus Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. 

See the World Relief Campaign page to learn more about the campaign and to donate.

Below: Scenes from the 2015 Color 4 a Cause 5K, the biggest fundraiser for the World Relief Campaign.

Colored powder explodes in the air, covering C4C runners


Racers' white t-shirts get the full-color treatment. Photos by Rachel Rockey.

Photos by Rachel Rockey


Our SALTy publications

Love travel? The 2014 Valpo InterAction (VIA) magazine is out! Pick up a copy on campus or view it and past issues on our VIA page. 

The Spring edition of the Shaker, SALT's quarterly newsletter, is available on campus now.

You can also read back issues of the Shaker:

December 2013 edition

November 2013 edition

Spring 2013 edition

February 2013

December 2012

October 2012 issue 

October 2011

December 2011

February 2012

April 2012


SALT Staff 2014-15

Chair- Caleb Rollins

World Relief Campaign Chair- Cogan Blackmon

Passions Groups Co-Coordinators- Mary O'Brien and Shannon Segin

Service Co-Coordinators- Molly Hetzner and Chris Barnes

Shaker Co-Editors- Sarah Slothower and Jillian Holtzer

VIA Co-Editors- Hannah Heagy and Marissa Schmidt 

Alumni Relations Chair- Kayla Logan

Chaplains- Zach Bruick and Phil Feldwisch

Historian- Abbi Blake

Christian Ministries Network Representative- Samantha Schmidt

Social Chair- Heidi Binder

Secretary- Ashley Long

Spring Break Service Trip Coordinator- Chelsea Kiehl 

Public Relations Chair- Nate King

Color 4 a Cause Director- Nate King (assisted by Zach Bruick)

Crop Walk Coordinator- Karl Anliker

Treasurer- Katie Bernabei

Digital Media Designer- Tobiah Meinzen

Advisor - University Pastor James Wetzstein, "Pastor Jim"


World Relief Campaign events:

See the World Relief Campaign page for more info.